Meritorious Award

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital (RRH) Employees nominated for the Meritorious Award for exceptional performance were invited with members of their families, to attend a special award and recognition dinner at Mac’s International Restaurant.

The following employees were recognized:

This is the most prestigious award we offer,” said James Suver, RRH CEO. “We are extremely proud of these individuals and the high-level dedication and service they bring to our organization. It is only fitting that we recognize and celebrate them in this way and I would like to thank each and every one of them once more for their tremendous effort and contribution.

Suver also acknowledged the challenges of working at RRH the last 2 years through the earthquakes and pandemic.

Exceptional employees were identified by their manager/supervisor, based on the criteria including: outstanding performance, value to the organization, exceptional work effort, willingness to contribute time, knowledge, and expertise; enthusiasm; respect of fellow employees and supervisors, self-motivation, initiative, and team participation.

Former hospital CEO David Mechtenberg, who started the award program, decades ago attended the ceremony.